Purchased at: D’s Six Pack – Monroeville PA
What makes this beer different: Alcohol is very well hidden for 8%ABV
Will I be drinking this again: Possibly, depends what my other choices are.
9/2/2010: I went to visit my buddy to see his baby today. He lives about a half hour east of the city near one of the places that introduced me to craft beer; D’s Six Packs. I stopped in and they still have a pretty good variety, but the thing about this place is their prices have always been some of the best in Pittsburgh.
Kilt Lifter has a really strong nose, caramel malts, earthy, almost a bourbon kick? and overall just very sweet. The flavor like most Scottish ales is mostly caramel/toffee, with some brown sugar, and a bourbony kick. The flavor is really sweet but not too much so, but one thing that knocks this down a peg is the mouthfeel as its a bit lighter for the style. Which is odd because even though the mouthfeel is light, the ABV is hidden very very well.
Picture of the day: Super Mario 3 was my favorite video game growing up so I had to post this one.